Posts Tagged ‘ felt shoes project ’

Thinking about magyar shoes

January 28, 2012
Thinking about magyar shoes

For quite a while, I’ve been fascinated with this image from Ancient Hungarians of conquest era magyar boot mounts lifted as they lay from the grave site.  There are multiple examples of ornamental boot mounts scattered throughout the book, but this is the only one that shows how they were originally found. According to the book, the boot mounts were collected in 1961 during a rescue excavation from graves discovered during the laying of electricity…

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Sunday felting and a look at the indigo dye pot

September 12, 2011
Sunday felting and a look at the indigo dye pot

Sunday was a good day.  Started with checking the indigo dye vat and it’s cooking along nicely.  Its already developed that bronzy indigo “bloom” on top.  That is from the previous indigo in the vat.  The new batch I put in has a few days to go.  Lovely isn’t it? Around noon, my friends Dawn and Merrit came over for afternoon of felting.   Dawn and I had a really good in depth discussion about…

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Indigo soup and more shoes

September 9, 2011
Indigo soup and more shoes

Not a whole lot of progress this evening due to the need to meet with friends and plan excursions for the upcoming Carribean cruise.  I did manage to upload about 20 additional images to shoe gallery but I haven’t had time to cite them yet.  The new images are from Scythian and Altaic grave finds and are there to provide additional context and examples of steppes nomadic footwear. At right is the pail o’ indigo as it…

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Felt shoes – some eye candy

September 9, 2011
Felt shoes – some eye candy

I culled some photos of felt shoes and other nomadic shoes from various books last night and uploaded them here.  Enjoy!. In the next couple of days, I’ll talk about how I plan to make that all come together, talk about the choices I am making and the reasons why, as well as document the process I will use in making and embellishing the shoes.

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